The new exhibition “We are in Wonder LAND: New Experimental Art from Central Australia” opens in Sydney on May 14. The exhibition will present landscapes painted by our artists who work in the watercolour tradition of famous Hermannsburg Western Arrarnta artist Albert Namatjira, which have been transformed into stunning 1950’s style circle skirts. The watercolour landscapes, originally created as round works on paper through a workshop at the NT Batchelor Institute for Indigenous Education (BIITE) were scanned by LUXLAB at iGLAM UNSW: Art & Design with a new ultra-high resolution scanner before being printed onto fabric in the USA and tailored in Alice Springs. The skirts will be revealed to Sydney audiences alongside over 70 other artworks as part of the first national exhibition to explore experimentation in contemporary Central and Western Australian desert art.
Artist Gloria Pannka and art worker Marisa Maher will attend the event and have an artist talk during the symposium.
The exhibition will run from May 15 to August 15 at the UNSW Galleries, Paddington Campus, Cnr of Greens Road and Oxford Street, Paddington.
We would like to send out a big “Thank You” to all the supporters of our Pozible campaign! Without you we wouldn’t have been able to reach our goal. The skirts are now in the production stage with a very clever lady named Bernice Bristow making this happen. All eight designs will be on display at Raft Artspace from may 15 to June 6 so if your in Alice come and take a look at these amazing creations.
The Namatjira Collection
Watercolour landscape paintings become moving works of art.
A Ngurratjuta Iltja Ntjarra / Many Hands Art Centre collection titled:
“Inti Ljapa Ljapa Irapakalam, butterfly going round and round.”
Produced under the direction of Batchelor Institute of Indigenous
Opening 6pm Friday MAY 15 | Showing May 15 – june 6
Raft Artspace: 8 Hele Crescent Alice Springs NT